In Memory of




Obituary for Lois Anita Stephens

Celebration of Life Service for Lois A. Stephens of Bloomington, Indiana will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 26 at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church Chapel, 2700 E. Rogers Road, Bloomington, Indiana. Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. Enter through Door 5. Tom Ellsworth will be officiating.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness,” II Timothy 4:7-8a.

Born November 3, 1938, to Harold and Dorothy (Greene) Shiflet in Bloomington, they preceded her in death along with four brothers Donald, Harold Jr., Jack and Paul; two sisters Mary Ann and Barbara (Shiflet) Butcher.

Lois graduated from Bloomington High School in 1956 and later on that year married Robert Stephens on December 14th. Together they celebrated 48 years of marriage until the passing of her love in 2004. The union produced two children Douglas and DeAnna. Douglas preceded her in death in 2019. Lois is survived by her daughter DeAnna, grandchildren Arija Dawsey and Kenton Johnson; great-grandchildren Aaliyah Bullock and Brandon Boddie and the family dog Mia. Also surviving are two brothers Robert and Bill Shiflet.

Lois was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church and was active in teaching women’s bible studies and children/youth classes. She was active in the adult choir and many service volunteer areas.

Lois worked several places of employment during her lifetime, First National Bank, Fountain Federal Savings and Loan, Indiana University and the Monroe County Community School Corporation. After retiring from MCCSC in 2000 she went to work at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church until 2018.

Lois enjoyed vacationing in Florida and Tennessee, spending time with family, enjoyed all sorts of crafts and lunches with friends. Lois was a member of the Town and Country Home Extension for 55 years. One meaningful trip she took was with church ladies to New York City and ministered to the homeless ladies.

Please feel free to donate to the American Cancer Society at in lieu of flowers.